January 25, 2016 / 2:15 PM / 2 years ago

Libya's recognised parliament rejects U.N.-backed unity government

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya’s internationally recognised parliament voted on Monday to reject a unity government proposed under a U.N.-backed plan to resolve the country’s political crisis and armed conflict.

Libyan prime minister-designate under a proposed National Unity government Fayez Seraj attends a joint news conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Tunis, Tunisia January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Of 104 members attending the session in the eastern city of Tobruk, 89 voted against backing the government proposed by Libya’s Presidential Council last week.

Reporting by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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